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Half the people reading this likely identify as independent voters
In a monthly survey, Gallup asks voters whether they consider themselves a Republican, a Democrat or an independent? Their March 2023 survey revealed 49% consider themselves independent. Read this Commentary in The Orlando Sentinel by Florida Fair and Open Primaries Director Steve Hough
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Studying the Independent Voter: Jackie Salit & Andrew Yang
Andrew Yang speaks with Jackie Salit on his Forward Party Podcast. An extensive interview on the history of independent politics and the current state of affairs for independents and the country
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Can Independents Be a Bridge Over Our Partisan Divide?
Insightful piece on the role of independents by Thom Reilly, co-director with Jackie Salit of the Center for an Independent and Sustainable Democracy at ASU
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2 weeks ago

Independentvoting.org
Independent Voting is proud to endorse Arizona's Make Election Fair Act.Jackie Salit, Independent Voting president and board member, said:"Arizona is not just a battleground state, as defined by the Republicans and Democrats. It's also a battleground state as defined by independent voters, candidates and parties. The voters — ALL voters — have the chance to enact the most forward-looking election reform package in the country. Nonpartisan primaries, a ban on using taxpayer money to fund exclusionary closed primaries, and fair ballot-access requirements for all candidates for public office, regardless of their party (or non-party) ID. The endorsement vote by the IndependentVoting board was unanimous and instantaneous. Now, let's get it done!" ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Independentvoting.org
Independent Voting is proud to endorse Washington DC's Initiative 83 (Make All Votes Count) (Read more below)The Make All Votes Count campaign is aiming to collect 30,000 signatures of DC voters by the end of June to get Initiative 83 on the November 2024 ballot.If enacted, Initiative 83 would implement ranked choice voting to allow voters to rank up to five candidates according to their preference in each contest for any office (other than political party offices); and permit any voter who is not registered with a political party to vote in the primary election of that voter’s choosing for all offices (other than political party offices).Dr. Jessie Fields, board member of Independent Voting said:"As a majority black city and the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. has the opportunity to lead the country in giving the franchise equally to all voters, including independents. We are proud to support this initiative and we look forward to continuing to strengthen the ongoing alliance of independents and the Black community as essential leadership forces in America."Lisa Rice, a key leader and initiator of the Make All Votes Count campaign, upon receiving the IndependentVoting.org endorsement said:“A big thank you to Independent Voting for endorsing the Initiative 83 campaign. We deeply appreciate your support! Ours is a DC-based, grassroots campaign to let independents vote in the primaries and implement ranked choice voting in DC's primary and general elections. Bringing these two reforms to Washington, DC — the nation’s capital — is a bold step, not only for our city but also a symbolic and powerful step for the growing electoral reform movement." ... See MoreSee Less
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